NORMI Defined. What is NORMI?

David J. Allen

I spent the better part of 2 ½ years learning about mold and indoor air quality because my child's life depended on it. Now I help others avoid ever having to experience the same thing. The mold industry suffers from conflicting opinions and I do my best to distill loads of data into something practical and useful. I love hearing from and helping readers. • "A house desecrated by mildew, mold, or fungus would be a defiled place to live in, so drastic measures had to be taken." — Leviticus 14:45

NORMI™ is a nonprofit 501 (6c) organization dedicated to educating public and professionals alike on indoor air and drinking water quality—IAQ and H20 problems, inclusive of any contaminant including particulates, odors, VOCs, or biologicals.

NORMI “serves as a cooperative network of first responders in the war against indoor air quality and mold problems.”1About NORMI, accessed Aug. 27, 2023.

Work and education in the areas of mold and mold remediation are what NORMI is most widely known for.

In practical terms, homeowners, business owners, and tenants can expect higher-quality mold removal and mold remediation from professionals who complete NORMI training and hold an active membership in the Organization.

Established on July 4, 2004, NORMI is one of the largest and most respected certifying organizations for mold remediators and indoor air quality specialists in the US and abroad.

The word NORMI is a registered trademark, and it stands for “National Organization of Remediators and Microbial Inspectors.”

NORMI-certified professionals are held to a Code of Ethics, announced by the organization’s board on October 1, 2004. The NORMI Code of Ethics requires that members are fair and honest, operate in a client’s best interest, abide by the law, disclose conflicts of interest, not make unfounded claims of superiority, and contribute to improving the industry as a whole.2NORMI Code of Ethics, accessed Aug. 27, 2023.

Doug Hoffman is the Executive Director of NORMI.3Mold Free Construction, accessed Aug 27, 2023.

A President’s Council exists to advise the organization’s president on matters of curriculum, and the direction and operation of NORMI. Council members are typically leaders of the industry, currently including: Michael Pinto, Robert Pettyjohn, Anthony Lenard, Alvaro Zuluaga, Steven Hergott, Dan Luckenbaugh and Brian Westmoreland.

NORMI provides professional training courses in a wide variety of mold removal, mold remediation, and other indoor air quality techniques. One such course trains on mold remediation for the mold-sensitized individual (client/tenant.)


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